Courage and Inspiration Through Music

Nelson Mandela CourageI came across a video the other day about a groom that was not good at giving speeches, so instead of giving his usual groom toast, he wrote and performed a song thanking his wedding party. It touched me and highlighted for me how much music plays a part in our lives. I went looking for more inspirational videos that involved music or singing, and here they are. I hope that one or more of these videos inspires you to go after your dreams no matter the obstacles or to just be ok with being different.

Please feel free to add your own inspirational musical videos in the comments.

Little David Militello was diagnosed Autistic and was non-verbal for the first 3 years of his life. When he did find his voice, what a voice it was! David appeared on the talent show “America’s Got Talent” and won the hearts of the judges, the audience and America. Today, David is acting.

Emmanuel Kelly had a rough start at life, being born and abandoned in war torn Iraq along with his brother. He was rescued by Australian humanitarian Moira Kelly and taken back to Australia for much needed surgery. He appeared on the talent show “The X Factor”, and is now recording and is being recognized world wide for his talent and courage.

Tom Fletcher was nervous about giving his wedding speech, so he rewrote lyrics to songs his band, McFly performed, and sang his thanks along to a special video highlighting his friends and family. This is a great testament to conquering your fears by finding a way around them.

Zach Sobiech was a 17 year old diagnosed with osteosarcoma, a rare form of bone cancer. To say goodbye, he wrote a song. His song and his story spread and some very special friends honored Zach by recording this touching video of his song. You might recognize a few.

This one tore my heart out. These kids are so brave through such adversity. Cheers to all the big people who work with these little people and keep them smiling.

The audience at the Sao Paulo Museum of Art were expecting the Sao Paulo Univeristy Choir, when they were treated to the choir of the A.C. Camargo Cancer Center. Please stop smoking.

Starbucks sponsored this video collaboration that led to people from 156 countries to come together in song to raise AIDS awareness. It just shows that we can come together as a global community.

To show support for bullied youth, the Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles along with their supporters at Immanuel Presbyterian Church, Los Angeles came together in song.

Young Malaki Paul shows us all what it means to rise above your failures and keep moving. Nerves overtake him, and he fails to get through his audition song for Britain’s Got Talent. When given the choice to leave or sing again, he bravely chooses to sing again.

Heroism comes in all shapes, sizes, colors, genders and age. Be your own hero. It takes courage and it takes determination, and it takes overcoming your fears whether they be of making a fool of yourself or of the unknown. Change can be scary, but can also be so rewarding. You only have one life, so please go out and make the most of it.

Please let me know in the comments of any heroes in your life, or anyone who uses music to spread a message or change a life. Let me know what dreams you are following. Remember, each small step advances you towards your goal.




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